ABOUT SUMMER CAMP
The Raising Noah Summer Camp is an opportunity for Noahide kids to meet one another. Non-Noahide children are welcome to join, learn, and have fun together. Our focus will be on building character and lasting friendship through play. Participation in activities are optional.
Our summer camp is designed for children K-12 (5-18 yrs old).
Childcare will be provided periodically to allow parents of smaller children some time to enjoy the retreat. See itinerary for scheduled childcare times.
Parents and other trip mates will enjoy a peaceful experience, as our summer camp staff supervises activities away from the larger group. Summer camp hours are limited. Please see itinerary for details.
If booking a cabin or RV spot through our "Book A Room" option, be sure to include the number of children accompanying your party. Please complete the initial registration form and a complete registration packet will be emailed to you at a later time. If you prefer you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org, including "Register For Camp" in the subject, and someone will reach out to you with a registration form. T
Our summer camp is a day camp. Parents must stay close enough to be available for pick up and drop off, or in the event of an emergency. Summer camp will be held at various days each retreat. Please see the itinerary.
There may be different fees from year to year, so please see optional add-ons when checking out. If your family is attending the main retreat, and you do not want your children to participate in the Summer Camp activities, that's okay. Some activities, including field trips may require admission ticket purchase. Snacks, lunch, and water will be provided and is paid for by our generous sponsors.
No. Non-Noahide children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our goal is to share the beauty and simplicity of Noahide life in order to build character and community, so camp is a great opportunity to do this. Proselytizing is not allowed. Please be sure that all children in your party are aware of this rule.
Children are required to attend the retreat with their families, a guardian, or other parent-authorized supervising adult. During camp activities, parents will drop children off and check them in and out.
Yes! Sometimes camping will be just a few hours long, sometimes it will take up the entire day or night. See itinerary for details. Parents who want their children to enjoy the experience of meeting other Noahide kids in a traditional summer camp setting, will be able to offer them that experience. Nature appreciation, and skill building activities for all ages are prepared by our dedicated team of camp counselors. Though it varies from year to year, there are times that late night camping under the stars, story telling, and marshmallow roasting will occur on one or more nights. However, camping may not be overnight, and parents may be required to drop off and pick up their children from the camp site. Our staff will be present to provide guidance and assistance with activities. Parents are required to be on call in the event of an emergency. For specifications on this year's summer camp activities, please refer to the travel app or itinerary.
Children must always be under the direct supervision of parents when not in the care of our staff. Parents will be emailed a waiver form that must be signed and completed before or upon arriving to summer camp. Children who are considered under our care, are children who have been dropped off to a Raising Noah summer camp staff member each morning, and signed in by a parent or guardian using our sign-in form. For the safety of your child, children cannot arrive unaccompanied by their parent or guardian. Parents must drop their children off to a staff member wearing a Raising Noah summer camp badge and T-shirt each morning, at the designated drop off location given to them upon arrival. Instructions on where and when to pick up your child will also be given daily. Our summer camp is not a drop-off overnight camp, so parents must drop their child off each morning or when choosing to participate in activities, and return to pick them up after summer camp for that day has concluded. The registering staff member will provide a disposable bracelet with an identifying number to each parent, which must be used to pick the child up. Parents must also provide any emergency contact information for that day, in the event that early pick up or the need to communicate with the parent or guardian arises. A disposable bracelet will be used to indicate to our staff what day you choose for your child to participate. It is each parent's responsibility to provide a list of necessary medications and the medications themselves (in original Rx containers, along with instructions for use), a list of food allergies (and parent provided meal if food allergies exist), or other information at registration, that if unknown to our staff may pose risk or harm to your child's health or life. Our staff reserves the right to refuse care of a child that we may be unable to adequately care for.
Generally, volunteers and staff will always try to assist parents with service and supervision, but are not responsible for the safety and well being of your children. While our staff will make our best effort to protect your children, when not in our care, parents are solely responsible for the safety of their child.
A general itinerary can be found here. As planning continues more details will be added to the itinerary. A detailed itinerary will be sent to all parents of registered camp participants.
Summer camp will include outdoor and water activities. We recommend packing clothing for your child that includes swim wear, comfortable closed toe shoes, flip flops, and beach towels. An email will be sent to all registered retreat parties, requesting confirmation of the number of children expected to participate in summer camp. At that time, the option to purchase an "Adventure pack" will be given to you.
Yes. Please see the Itinerary for all scheduled activities planned for the group. Some activities may be added at a later time. The focus of the annual retreats is to socialize with other Noahides, and to relax and enjoy your vacation. However, there will be educational workshops, fun activities for attendees to enjoy as a group. We will keep scheduled activities to a minimum. For off grounds activities please follow our app.
Yes. Please do not enter a shower or bathroom when a child is present without the company of their parent. Parents please be mindful that the safety and security of your children is your responsibility. You should know who they are with and where they are at all times.
Each child will be assigned a camp buddy or two. They will be encouraged to treat one another with consideration, kindness, and respect. Children who model kind behavior will be rewarded on the final day of camp. These incentives will foster positive interactions.
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